Submitted by Blowin on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:07
The wave of the day does it for me big time. Nice work Steen Barnes , Shaun Anderson and Swellnet.
In one photo you've encompassed everything nice about surfing. If I was a wanker I'd say that it was perfect except for the fact he is in a wetsuit. Which it is , it's perfect .....except for the fact he's in a wetsuit.
Today’s - cord to the horizon
peter jovic - every pic you run of his is an absolute winner
Jeez that's amazing. Looks uncrowded...…...
Solitude - looks like 4 guys caught inside on one wave and if you see her photo on instagram of winki from the same day (yesterday) we can assume that yes, it 'looks' uncrowded haha
Judy nails the lineup shots. Steve Arklay too.
Today is no different.
I've got one of Judy's line up shots on my wall.
She's an excellent photographer.
Judy is an excellent person too. She's good for advice about where to sit and what the swell is doing.
The day Judy paddled out to Winki was a hoot. She was queen of the lineup and all the regulars were calling her into waves. Classic.
"angry online, smiley in the brine"
Yeah I’ve got a photo of Judy’s too, from the old style cafe at Airleys.
Perfect. Cold, but perfect.
I can see 3 guys wishing they'd stayed wide.
Nowhere to hide when you're caught inside when those freight trains come through. So much water in them.
Can't believe how casual Paul is in that barrel. He's been doing it there for decades but still, like he could be having a beer, not a care in the world.
I was thinking same. Never heard of him, but dig that casual stance.
Walk in the park.
Cool as a cucumber.
Prime example here. So leezey here would definitely have peripheral vision of the lip coming over but is he ‘in it’? Front on perspective would have to be the angle judged from. Only seems to really happen at places with those shallow angled sandbar waves i.e Kirra.
Edit: not taking anything away from this shot/wave. Gimme dat anyday of the week!
I am the bone
I reckon that whole section in front of him is about to come down, so he'd be in it without doubt just after the shot was taken.
Love the lighting.
He who hesitates is lost
Backlit beauty indeed!
And I know it's been said before (and will again),
Could have been deeper.
yeah,, capturing the skylight through the roof is awesome but I really like the air brushed look about those ripples in the face .. nice
Today's. A cracker.
Nothing better than being rewarded like that for dragging yourself out of bed early.
So many days and memories just like that.
Not only is it a killer shot, but a cracking lineup as well. Pretty much perfect and right in everyones fun-zone.
Quite jealous of the two blokes in the pic. They're probably pinching themselves.
Was today's from Thursday? Was on dawn patrol there. Great surf, stunning sunrise and hardly anyone around. Bloody good start to the day.
So that was you Bnkref?
You lucky lucky bastard.
Yeah it was, Bnkref.
Next time wave at the camera.
Great shot. How good is that almost perfect arc of spray. Let alone that sky and seascape.
I think we paddled out a bit earlier than when that photo was taken. Only a handful or so out. Bloody cold but a cracker of a morning.
Steve's got so many good shots from there.
He'd be up there with the highest number of WOTDs?
Never really thought about who's had the most. Steve's defintely got longevity and he's been consistently producing high quality shots. Way back when I started at Swellnet, we were down at Bells and had a BBQ one arvo and threw an invite out to Steve who promptly popped around for a beer.
Long time ago, and he's still submitting.
He's looking at doing some travelling once the COVID thing dies down, so expect to see some variety from him soon.
I reckon Andrew Shield is leading the wotd count this year followed closely by Pete Jovic.
Judy Scanlon and Jack Dekort get a good run too.
So many good photogs out there. Love WOTD, first thing I check out every morning.
Geez, sound like a giddy teenager.
Stop it Jovic, now you're just showing off.
brush strokes or a lesson in 1/2 and 1/4 tones?
Completely epic. If he made that he could quit surfing and be a happy man. Paddle into that one?
Been meaning to comment on this one too. Pretty gnarly wave- some heavy water there.
I think this is the exact wave in our WOTD..
Unreal Wave, and Craig, super sleuthing there mate.
Today’s ~ similar to Bombora by the Atlantics album cover 1963.
Wow, the beauty of swellnet. WOTD led to Mark Halliday, which in turn took me to Caleb Reid.
Something about watching an artist work. Fills me with joy, and at the same time makes me feel like I'm wasting my time and should be aspiring to something much more.
Half the punters on here have probs done the exact same thing but I’m going to say it anyway...caught the longest wave of my life out there. Pretty much the exact span of the photo , from just next to the rock at Snapper till the last bit of whitewater shown.
Did it after a couple of schooners and fish and chips at the rainbow surf club and with pupils completely dilated by optometrist eye drops. By the end of the wave my legs were shaking and I was glad it wasn’t any longer as it would’ve been shameful to have to abandon such an epic wave .
Cheers Huey you fucken legend.
And for all you poetry boffins, yes I bloody well know a 14 line poem is a sonnet, however even at 5am I knew 'A sonnet of the Superbank' sounded like a pretentious wank.
I’ve spent the last month staying in a 12th floor apartment overlooking the Superbank and surfing it almost everyday. Got an amazing deal by checking in the day the resort opened back up after the lockdowns. Only checked out on Saturday when the school holidays put the price up.
The bank is in good shape and it’s been insanely consistent. Seems like the coronavirus and border closures have been good for reducing crowds from my observations.
Took some pics with my iPhone using a pair of Nikon binoculars as a zoom and got some surprisingly good images!
You must be fit as a trout right now YS, super envious
YS thinking of heading that way soon, whats the name of the Apartment Building?
@amb; It’s called Beach House Seaside Resort. It’s at the Kirra end of Marine Parade. I’m pretty sure Swellnet’s Greenmount cam is located on the roof of this building. It’s a timeshare resort but there might be some availability after the school holidays?
Yeah I’m pretty surf fit at the moment Guy but my shoulders are killing me from all the paddling! It’s hard because you can see Kirra out one window and Snapper out the other so it’s almost impossible not to go surfing when you can see it all day! Haha
Beautiful winter sunsets overlooking Kirra Hill from there too!
Geez, its after 4pm and nothing from the commentariat! What a cracker.
I'm with you Guy.
Sometimes the ocean does love you back.
Big hugs everybody.
Indeed. David said he took that photo at the back end of an incredible ten day run of swell.
Which itself came on the back of a long and strict lockdown, one of the tightest in the world.
All worries would be forgotten if you saw that set thundering down the point.
Love Bells like that ... yesterday’s
Liking the indigenous naming. Makes you learn something while you try to figure out where the spot is.